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Cargill Reviews

Updated January 14, 2019
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  • "Work/life balance can be a challenge" (in 87 reviews)

  • "long hours away from your family, extremely cold" (in 58 reviews)

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  1. "Great Place to Work with Great benefits"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cargill full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great Place to Work with Great benefits

    Cons

    All was mostly great, maybe it was a big company which brings its own problems


  2. "Operator"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Decatur, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Decatur, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cargill full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Pay,hours,benefits, the work balance. Day shift is nice.

    Cons

    The people you work with.If you like working with arrogant and immature young men,then Cargill is the place for you.

    Advice to Management

    Manage your people.

  3. "Different in every business unit"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Cargill full-time

    Pros

    - Big company, lots of resources
    - Leaders in every segment they play in
    - Pays well

    Cons

    - Don't care much about individual contribution
    - Way more focused on Operations than anything else


  4. "Cargill Work Experience"

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    Former Employee - ICC Manager in Minnetonka, MN
    Former Employee - ICC Manager in Minnetonka, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Cargill (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    One of the best companies I have worked for in my career. Excellent culture and people oriented. I worked from Jan 1993 to July 2000.

    Cons

    Large company with many divisions makes working in IT a challenge.

    Advice to Management

    Good management that aligns business strategy and IT goals.


  5. "Production worker"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay
    Good benefits
    Enough lunch time

    Cons

    Tough work
    No time for personal life


  6. "Warehouse technician"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Cargill full-time

    Pros

    Benefits . Vacation time, Medical, dental, vision

    Cons

    None. Absolutely a great company and location

    Advice to Management

    Hire based a little more on the person instead of just the qualifications. Keep it 50/50


  7. Helpful (1)

    "No free coffee"

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    Former Employee - Recruiter in Hopkins, MN
    Former Employee - Recruiter in Hopkins, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Cargill full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    If you handle the workloaa there’s no micro management

    Cons

    Ignored by the full timers, not invited to the Xmas party held in the same room, no free coffee on the Hr floor rattle telling culture. Mngmnt keep wanting and trying to move everything to Costa Rica

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Production Supervisor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cargill full-time

    Pros

    very good benefits for a company

    Cons

    way too many hours. no work/family balance


  9. "Supervisor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cargill full-time

    Pros

    Great Work place and atmosphere

    Cons

    Long hours and work on weeknds


  10. "Senior Financial Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Cargill full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Diverse work, lots of different opportunities. Generally smart people. Great experience. Great résume builder.

    Cons

    If you aren’t politically connected, you aren’t advancing. Hard to move out of Finance job family without leaving the company.

    Advice to Management

    Keep making money so my ESOP keeps increasing.